than just a well written biography of one of Canada's aviation pioneering
giants, Ronald Keith's chronicle of the legendary Grant McConachie paints
a wide canvas of what life was like in western Canada, and especially the
Western Arctic, during the era of the NWT&Y Radio System. The planes
that McConachie flew, the airlines that employed him and his contemporaries,
the exploration and mining compaines that employed them, and the communities
that they services were the very reason for the System's existance.
is a great yarn, and all the more interesting to old Sigs Hands because
of the fact that Calder, Alberta, the HQ of the System, was also where Grant
McConachie grew up and from which he launched his exploits into that amazing
world of the bush pilot.